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Bob Udell

May 22, 1941 ~ April 10, 2022 (age 80)

Obituary

 

On Sunday April 10, 2022, Robert Fay Udell, age 81, passed away unexpectedly in his home in Cascade, MI. Robert was born May 22, 1941, in Grand Rapids, MI the son of Max and Janet Udell.

He graduated from Creston High School in 1959 and went on to attend Case Western where he graduated in 1963 with a BS degree in engineering. He did his graduate work at the University of Florida and spent his life in the aerospace industry. Robert married the love of his life Katherine Schanz in 1963 and they welcomed their first son Robert Scott in 1965 and their second son Michael Loren in 1967. Robert enjoyed music, sailing, his pets, and using his hands especially for his many woodworking projects. 

Robert is survived by his wife Katherine (Schanz) Udell; his children Robert Scott Udell and Michael Loren Udell; his grandchild Natalie Udell, and his nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Loren and Ken.

Robert’s visitation is scheduled for Tuesday April 19, 2022, at 10 am EST at Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Home followed immediately by a memorial service at 11 am. 

For those who wish, in honor of Robert and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Humane Society of West Michigan.  Share a memory or condolences on this tribute wall.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
April 19, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service
4291 Cascade Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Memorial Service
Tuesday
April 19, 2022

11:00 AM
Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service
4291 Cascade Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Donations

Humane Society of West Michigan
3077 Wilson Dr. N.W., Grand Rapids MI 49534
Tel: 1-616-453-8900
Web: http://www.hswestmi.org

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